We did not stay at the resort - just played a round of golf there. The course was a pleasure to play. Quite rugged and physical and challenging, but also rewarding. Unfortunately it poured rain during our first nine such that there were streams of water across the fairways and greens. Called it quits after 9 and came back next morning to play the second 9 - weather was much better. Don't contemplate playing without carts, we usually do but this course is so physical I would say it would be impossible and carts are included in the package anyway. Staff were very helpful when we got drenched and warm shower were welcome.